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SLIDESHOW: Students at the BLAST summer STEM program
by Lauren Kaminski | Friday, July 29, 2016 at 8:34 a.m.
A student participating in the Trash Sliders activity. Students had to design and build a vehicle made from trash to run an obstacle course without spilling its contents.
A student participating in the Trash Sliders activity. Students had to design and build a vehicle made from trash to run an obstacle course without spilling its contents.
Students participating in the Wind-E challenge in which they had to: design wind turbines in response to the need for alternative sources of energy, investigating blade design in the context of mechanical, aerospace, and electrical engineering.
Students participating in the Wind-E challenge in which they had to: design wind turbines in response to the need for alternative sources of energy, investigating blade design in the context of mechanical, aerospace, and electrical engineering.
A team busy preparing their Trash Slider design for the upcoming competition.
A team busy preparing their Trash Slider design for the upcoming competition.
A Trash Slider that unfortunately lost most of its content during competition. A winning Slider has to run the obstacle course without spilling its water load.
A Trash Slider that unfortunately lost most of its content during competition. A winning Slider has to run the obstacle course without spilling its water load.
A student celebrates a successful wind turbine design during the Wind-E challenge.
A student celebrates a successful wind turbine design during the Wind-E challenge.
Larry Richards informing students of the Trash Slider competition rules.
Larry Richards informing students of the Trash Slider competition rules.
Hurried students making last minute adjustments to their Trash Slider before competition.
Hurried students making last minute adjustments to their Trash Slider before competition.
The final round of the Trash Slider competition captivates the students in the BLAST program.
The final round of the Trash Slider competition captivates the students in the BLAST program.
Participants in the Wind-E challenge tests their team's turbine design through wind simulation and measures its energy output.
Participants in the Wind-E challenge tests their team's turbine design through wind simulation and measures its energy output.
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Students engaged in STEM activities at the BLAST summer program at the University of Virginia.

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